PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE DIOCESE OF TRENTON REGARDING THE 2016-2017 TERRA NOVA TESTING RESULTS. 2016-2017 TerraNova Information
The Terra Nova is a national test that is “normed”. This term means that the results are compared to the results of other students across the nation and adjusted for geographic region, community types and socio-economic levels. Normalizing is done every five years.
Students in grades 3 to 8 are required to provide some constructed (student written) responses as well as directed response (multiple choice) answers. Students in grade 2 take tests with only directed response items. Students in 4th and 7th grade also continue to take “In- View” tests–which assess cognitive ability. Grade 2 took the “In View” test for the first time.
We use the results that we receive from this testing to evaluate the overall effectiveness of our program at Saint Ann’s. One way that we do this is by charting our students’ scores by quartiles and comparing these scores to the national quartile results. Quartile score distribution divides all nationwide scores into four equal groups or quartiles. Students with scores of 76 to 99 are identified as being in the top or fourth quartile. Those with scores ranging from 51 to 75 are in the third quartile and so forth. At Saint Ann’s there were 177 students in the normal population who took Terra Nova 3 in March 2015. The largest group of our students, 73.4% (almost 3/4ths of our students), fall into this top group. Another 19.8% scored in the third quartile, 5.1% scored in the second quartile and 1.7% fell in the first quartile. It is significant to note that over 93% of students tested at Saint Ann School fell above the average national score.
Please click on link below for a full explanation of our results.